Early morning sunshine, at last , so we set off for Saltburn at 8.00. We had been invited to help out on the NCN 1/168 track as the foliage was taking over. Phil who does such sterling work cleaning up the dog fouls every week needed some help.
We got there just after 9.00am and could see a lot of grass had already been cut back awaiting gathering up. We cycled onto the promenade and sat over looking the sea , sun on our backs, having breakfast .
We met up with the other three volunteers Phil, Neil and 80 yr old Richard pulling the trailer with his electric bike. He had the cutting implements but he also uses the trailer to get shopping for the ‘old’ people who live near him. Isn’t that great.
Phil have us a sickle on a long handle and it did a great job for lobbing off the nettles , brambles and other stingy stuff from about a 100mt section.
We got finished and met the others at a cafe for a bit of a chinwag about our recent trip and then It was off to Redcar. We went to Pacittos for an ice cream before finding a new to us route out of Redcar. We passed Kirkleatham museum which still has a spectacular exhibition of a Saxon Princess jewellery finds . Well worth a visit if you are in
We cycled 32 miles but had a couple of hours of other exercise with the gardening . We both feel great.